This is a song I really like from the Lonely Avenue album. What was interesting about this album was that it was actually a collaboration, with music by Ben Folds and lyrics by the novelist, Nick Hornby. I only recently saw the video for this song and the animation really appealed to me:
Although the From Above wasn’t written by Ben, it does feel like a ‘Ben Folds Song’, if you know what I mean. The cadence, tone and vocabulary are quite close to what I’d expect from him. Hornby and Folds were well matched in this collaboration. As for the video, it’s cute, light-hearted and really fits the song well.
It’s also cool to see the little cameo by cartoon-Folds as the cashier at the movie theatre.